Institute for Teaching and Learning (ITL)

Faculty Development Council Policies

Membership and Meeting Attendance

The FDC invites one (1) voting representative from each of the 23 CSU campuses, typically the campus center director. The ITL Director and the Assistant Vice Chancellor of Academic Programs and Faculty Development are non-voting, ex-officio members. With approval from the host-site, additional guests who are directly involved with their campus faculty development efforts are invited to attend FDC meetings (e.g., center associate directors, newly appointed or interim center directors).

Leadership and CSU Committee Representation

The FDC leadership team includes two (2) co-chairs.  Every effort is made to appoint co-chairs for two year terms, with a one-year overlap, to provide continuity.

FDC representatives serve on CSU committees, such as the:

  • Institute for Teaching and Learning (ITL) Advisory Board
  • Academic Technology Advisory Committee (ATAC)

Terms of Office and Selection Process


Each of the co-chairs serves for  two (2) years, with one co-chair elected each year, to provide continuity. The new terms begin at the close of the spring FDC meeting. Prior to the meeting, the co-chairs call for nominations via email. The full FDC membership votes for the new co-chair at  the spring meeting where the vote is held.   Members not present at the meeting have the option of providing a proxy or voting electronically.  A time certain for the vote will be provided to all members, at which time the final nominations will be available at the meeting and electronically.


The ITL Advisory Board representative and ATAC representative are elected by the FDC following the same procedures as for electing FDC co-chairs. Any member of the FDC, including co-chairs, may serve as the representative to the ITL Board.

The ITL Advisory Board representative and the ATAC representative each serve for her/his tenure as a campus center director, or a 2-year term, whichever is less.  Responsibilities of representatives include reporting relevant committee proceedings and initiatives at FDC meetings. Terms of representatives to other boards and committees will be set at the time those positions are established.


The co-chairs preside over all meetings of the organization and direct its affairs. The FDC holds two (2) meetings annually, in fall and spring. An effort is made to alternate meeting sites between northern and southern California.

Officer responsibilities:

  • Plan meetings.
  • Distribute a written summary of FDC meetings.
  • Conduct FDC s/elections.
  • Encourage participation and completion of FDC initiatives
  • Work with the ITL director to update the FDC roster maintained on the ITL Web site and the email lists of current FDC members and the supplemental list of former members and interested parties.
  • Maintain, update, and distribute FDC policies.
  • Facilitate communication among FDC members regarding CSU and campus initiatives, regional symposia, and other relevant information.
  • Encourage participation in ITL initiatives

FDC operation policies were approved by the following members of the FDC in attendance at February 21, 2013 meeting:

Sara Cooper, Chico
John Davis, Dominguez Hills
Betsy Eudey, Stanislaus
Meg Gorzycky, San Francisco
Charlene Hu, Bakersfield
Elisa Grant-Vallone, San Marcos
Ida Jones, Fresno
Dave Kopplin, Pomona 
Emily Magruder, Dominguez Hills
Vivienne McClendon, Maritime
Ed Nuhfer, Humboldt
Chris Renne, Fullerton
Becky Rosenberg, Monterey Bay
Amy Strage, San Jose
Lynn Tashiro, Sacramento
Jessica Weiss, East Bay

With support from Wayne Tikkanen, Director, Institute for Teaching and Learning

Last Updated: July 30, 2014